What makes Sidr Honey Special!
Sidr honey is made from
bees who only feed on the nectar of the Sidr tree, which is native to the Hadramaut
region of Yemen. The Sidr tree is considered sacred and has been used as a
natural medicine for centuries.
Real Sidr honey is also rare. It’s harvested twice a year, once in
the summer, and once in the winter. The bees feed exclusively on the nectar from
the Sidr tree, which grows in the mountainous Hadramaut region. And as they have
been doing for the last 7000 years, Yemeni farmers venture up into the mountains
to collect their prized Sidr honey.
Yemeni Sidr Honey Cures All!
The Sidr Tree
Sidr is known in English as the Lote tree. It is a tree mentioned
not only in Qur’an, but also the Bible and Torah. The Sidr is a very resilient
tree and is mentioned many times in the Qur’an.
In Surah Saba, Ayah 16, the Sidr tree is one of three trees to survive the
floods when Allah swt opened the dam as punishment for the people in that land
for their disbelief.
In Surat al-Waqi’ah, ayah 28, the Sidr tree is mentioned by Allah when
describing the conditions of the people of the Right Hand (Those who will go to
Jannah). He swt says that the People of the Right Hand will be among thornless
Sidr trees and banana trees with fruits piled one above another and in shade
long-extended and by water flowing constantly...
And not forgetting Sidrat-ul-Muntaha (Surat an-Najm:14-17), the Sidr tree
growing at the furthest boundary over the seventh heaven beyond which no one can
pass. This is a very special Sidr tree which Rasulullah was shown during
al-Miraj. Rasulullah described the tree as having large fruit resembling clay
jugs, leaves as big as elephants ears and four rivers originating from its
roots. Two rivers where hidden rivers in Paradise and the two apparent ones were
the Nile and the Euphrates.
The Sidr tree is a tree beyond this duniyya so it is no wonder that it provides
such excellent medicinal values in all its parts and provides excellent nectar
for bees to make the best honey. The Sidr trees from which the bees collect
nectar in Yemen are growing wild and uncultivated in the desert areas.
Yemeni Sidr honey is produced and harvested in the most pure ways, the
traditional ways which have remained the same for centuries. No chemicals or
unnatural processes are ever used because this will spoil the purity of the
honey. It is said that the Sidr honey from Yemen tastes better than those from
other areas because the soil in Yemen is richer.
Yemen's beekeepers are strict in ensuring the honey's purity and potency and
will allow their bees to die rather than feed them with sugary syrup. Typically,
bees of a certain hive make 37,000 trips just to make half a kilo of honey but
bees fed solely on the nectar of the Sidr flower die after making about 3 trips!
The weaker bees cannot withstand the potency of the nectar of this remarkable
Allah swt said about bees,
“From their bellies comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing for
mankind. There is certainly a sign in that for people who reflect."(Surat